Since 1992, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been annually observed on 3 December around the world. The theme for this 2019 IDPD is ‘Promoting the participation of persons with disabilities and their leadership: taking action on the 2030 Development Agenda’. The theme focuses on the empowerment of persons with disabilities for inclusive, equitable and sustainable development as envisaged in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which pledges to ‘leave no one behind’ and recognizes disability as a cross-cutting issues, to be considered in the implementation of its 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

This 2019 observance of the IDPD at the UN Headquarters will consist of an official opening, a panel discussion on new initiatives for disability inclusion, and a spotlight event on the theme of ‘Sport for all for peace and development’, which will be the opportunity to discuss sport as a powerful enabler of peace and sustainable development through the empowerment of persons with disabilities.

The Community Centre for the Disabled (CCD) as a nongovernmental, non-political, and non-profit organization, has a distinguished track record in disability in Afghanistan. This organization has so far implemented dozens of projects to empower, petition, and participate for person with disabilities. CCD commemorate the international day of person with disabilities and emphasizes that this organization will do its best efforts to realize the rights of people with disabilities. we will stand as well as ever to change the society’s attitude towards people with disabilities.

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